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Poster: billbarstad Date: Jan 16, 2009 6:33am
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: Wrong film !!!!

I've asked The Internet Archive to remove the film. I do the best I can to check whether films are under copyright. Thanks for your help.

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Poster: Video-Cellar Date: Jan 16, 2009 7:35am
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: Wrong film !!!!

This film has been "rescued", to use a copyright owner's terminology, from the public domain twice. If the 1976/78 extention wasn't passed the film would have expired due to natural causes at the beginning of 1989 and if the subsequent Sonny Bono law hadn't passed it would have gone PD at the start of 2008. Instead, under the misguided and naive view that there will not be another "limited" extention on the copyright term of Mister Mouse's first outing and all subsequent copyrights, "Murders in the Rue Morgue" will not enter the US public domain until 2028.

Where I live this film has been public domain for a quarter century. The earth has not opened up and swallowed the living. There have been no plagues. And the movie has never been released on video or DVD. Officially or otherwise.

This post was modified by Video-Cellar on 2009-01-16 15:35:01